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Animal Antics Day - Recommended Reads

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Here's our favourite animal-themed books that we're sure you'll love!

The Dinosaur Awards
By Barbara Taylor (author), Stephen Collins (illustrator)
Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
RRP £12.99 (large format hardback)
ISBN 9780711256354

Roll up, roll up! The Dinosaur Awards are about to begin - and you're invited! Who will win the Terrifying Toes Award? Who will be crowned the Lizard King? And who will take home the Loudest Trumpeter Award?

The Dinosaur Awards is a stunning hardback book with 50 fascinating dinos, packed with facts about each one including their X-Factor which makes them award-winning! It even has how to pronounce the dinosaur's name, the time period and its vital statistics... think Top Trumps but even more amazing info!

 

The Last Bear
By Hannah Gold (author), Levi Penfold (illustrator)
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books
RRP £12.99 (A5 hardback)
ISBN 9780008472320

There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. That's what April's dad discovers when they move there for 6 months as part of his scientific research. One night, April meets one. He is starving, lonely and a long way from home. Determined to save him, April is a girl on a mission...

The Last Bear is the story of survival, love, and of hope, but also tells young people they can make a difference, it's their world to grow up in and change for the better.

 

Invented by Animals
By Christiane Dorion (author), Gosia Herba (illustrator)
Published by Wide Eyed Editions
RRP £14.99 (large format hardback)
ISBN 9780711260658

When inventors are inventing new things, they often find amazing animals that have invented them already!

This incredible book is packed full of creatures who inspired our everyday technology.

Meet the shark who invented a pair of swimming shorts so fast, they were banned from the Olympic games! Have you heard about the snail who has invented a house that stays cool inside even in the desert? Did you know a dragonfly is the animal kingdom's version of a drone?

The book is packed full of facts, colourful and engaging, you'll love it!

 

Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief
By Dermot O'Leary (author), Nick East (illustrator)
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
RRP £6.99 (softback)
ISBN 9781444952087

Toto and her friends are due to be looking after the French ambassador on a day of sightseeing, finishing at the Tower of London to see the animal world's crown jewels: a sacred diamond cat collar.

But when they arrive, the collar has disappeared - and what's worse, it looks like Toto is responsible! Toto is almost arrested, but she escapes to try and get to the bottom of the mystery and clear her name.

It's the purrfect adventure if you love mystery, solving clues and suspense... will Toto save the day?

 

The Deep Blue - World of Wonder
By Charlotte Guillain (author), Lou Baker Smith (illustrator)
Published by QED Publishing
RRP £12.99
ISBN 9780711250055

This bright, colourful, illustrated hardback draws the reader into the deep blue sea to discover the vibrant coral reefs and mysterious deep-sea trenches, all beautiful sealife and ecosystems, and the importance of respecting and saving our oceans. This book will inspire you to find out what more you can do to help the oceans, so they can remain wonderful havens of life and beauty that we can all enjoy. 

Published: Friday 30th April 2021 at 6:30am